Manawatu Jazz & Blues Festival 2023 Program
Friday 26th May 7:30 -10pm Jazz on Your Feet – MJC Big Swing Band
Saturday 27th May 11-8pm Feilding Café Scene
Sunday 28th May 11-5pm Feilding Café Scene
Saturday 3rd June 11 – 5pm Palmerston North Café Scene
Sunday 4th June 11– 5pm Palmerston North Café Scene
Wednesday May 31, 8.00pm Kevin Downing's 101 Lab Band
Always a popular concert for the Manawatu Jazz & Blues Festival
TICKET PRICE: ADULT $28.00 JAZZ CLUB $22.00 STUDENT $20.00
Thursday June 01. 8.00pm The Nairobi Trio
Nairobi trio have been described as New Zealand's favourite Jazz
entertainers. Always playing to the crowd, the musical program includes skillfully crafted original material and reimagined standards, all delivered in their inimitable style. Join them on a musical journey in a show packed with some real gems.
Nairobi Trio are: Richard Adams (Violin/ vocals), John Quigley (Guitar/ vocals) and Aaron Coddel (Bass/ vocals).
TICKET PRICE: ADULT $32.00 JAZZ CLUB $26.00 STUDENTS $22.00
Friday June 02, 8.00pm Blues Nights - Lady Sings the Blues.
The Manawatu Jazz Festival is thrilled to present Lady Sings the Blues. Four singers with varied styles and fun in mind!
They are backed by the stellar Richard Te One (Drums) Elliot Fuimaono, (Bass) Nick Granville (Guitar) and Michael Crawford (Keys).
The ladies singing the blues are: Erna Ferry - Carol Bean - Lauren Armstrong - Julie Lamb
The irrepressible wonder, Erna Ferry. Most recently much of Erna’s time has been taken up performing with Rodger Fox and his bands. It’s really cool to get to steal her away! Press calls Erna vivacious and sparkling, true story… but she is also warm, engaging, and the ultimate professional.
The internet says that Carol Bean is amongst our fine women of rock...sassy, seductive… vibrant, earthy. She learned guitar from Ry Cooder. Carol gets more invites to join bands than there are fish in the
sea - a tribute to her brilliance and supportiveness. She tells the best stories and injects positivity into every show. Audiences and musicians get that vibe!
Lauren Armstrong is engaging! She combines the worlds of jazz and burlesque in a style reminiscent of Nat King Cole and Billie Holiday, a Wellington icon working with luminaries in the NZ Jazz scene. Lauren also has impeccable style, perfect posture, a smiling, sunshine personality that encompasses and flows out to her audience, whether it’s over lunch or on a stage. Lauren is a fabulous vocalist with big ears and a wide smile that just makes you feel better.
Julie Lamb says- I'm really looking forward to this gig - it puts me in my happy place singing to music lovers, with awesome talent at a brilliant festival that supports music – the Manawatu Jazz Festival is surely one of those... We look forward to seeing you at this one!
TICKET PRICE: ADULT $32.00 JAZZ CLUB $26.00 STUDENTS$22.00
Saturday June 03 ( Day time) 10.00am start
High School Jazz Competition and Workshops.
Big Bands in Globe One and Combos in Globe Two.
Saturday June 03 (Evening) 8.00pm
The JAZZ GALA CONCERT - Four Hands, Two Pianos and One Big Band
Featuring MICHAEL HOUSTOUN, BILL CUNLIFFE & The RODGER FOX 50th ANNIVERSARY BIG BAND
This concert series will present two grand pianos on stage at one time backed by the Rodger Fox Big Band. The two pianists are New Zealand iconic classical pianist Michael Houstoun and internationally acclaimed American pianist / composer / arranger Bill Cunliffe.
The cornerstone musical presentation for this concert will featuring
Bill Cunliffe’s reworking of the Gershwin classic “Rhapsody in Blue”.
TICKET PRICE: ADULT $38.00 JAZZ CLUB $28.00 STUDENTS $22.00
Sunday June 04 - 2PM
The Big Band Bash
HAWKES BAY JAZZ CLUB BIG BAND – NAPIER
SWAMP CITY BIG BAND – MANAWATU
WHANGANUI JAZZ ORCHESTRA
MANAWATU JAZZ CLUB BIG BAND
TICKET PRICE: $15.00
All concerts at GLOBE THEATRE: 312 Main Street, PN.
TICKET BOOKINGS AT THE GLOBE BOX OFFICE - Ph: 06-351 4409